From The Hill:
captures Osama bin Laden, there's no need to interrogate him, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday. U.S.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of that committee, said that arguments raised by Republican senators about whether bin Laden would be afforded Miranda rights if he were captured amount to a "red herring."
"The red herring that my friend [Sen.] Lindsey Graham [R-S.C.] was covering is not realistic," Leahy said during an appearance on "Washington Journal" on C-SPAN.
"For one thing, capturing Osama bin Laden — we've had enough on him, we don't need to interrogate him," Leahy added.
Now this is what I call a very special kind of stupid, a Stupidity VSOP if you will. I wonder if it ever dawned on Leahy that it might be helpful to find out just how Osama has been able to evade our 8 year hunt for him. Perhaps Leahy has not considered that Osama being the BMOC of Al Queada, might just have all the 411 we need to defeat them. Come to think of it, maybe Leahy just realized that without enhanced interrogation techniques, we will be spinning our wheels trying to interrogate bin Laden
I think Leahy made this dumb remark because he is a hardcore partisan. As such, he could never admit that the Democrats might be totally wrong on certain aspects of fighting terror. When the Democrats were criticizing Bush all over the place, they had the benefit of 20/20 hindsight. Now that they are in the driver’s seat, we can clearly see some of them simply do not have a clue.
God help us!
Via: The Hill